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President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, once political combatants, embrace at a rally in Houston on Monday. "You know, we had our little difficulties," Trump said for the crowd. "It got ugly. ... But nobody has helped me more." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Load Trail has had a hard time hiring welders to fabricate its trailers since Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested about a quarter of its workforce in August. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

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Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke makes a point as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz listens Friday during a debate at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Tom Fox/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Surprisingly Close Texas Senate Race Sparks Testy Debate For Cruz, O'Rourke

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign rally in Plano, Texas, on Saturday. O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Case Alleges Chemical Companies Should Prepare For Unprecedented Storms

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The vines at Pheasant Ridge Winery near Lubbock, Texas, were devastated by drift from the herbicide 2,4-D in 2016. Merrit Kennedy/NPR hide caption

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West Texas Vineyards Blasted By Herbicide Drift From Nearby Cotton Fields

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Texas officials are requiring that people who comment at Medicaid meetings on pharmaceuticals disclose more details about their ties to industry. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump. Richard W. Rodriguez/AP hide caption

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To Win Texas, Beto O'Rourke Is Running To The Left

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Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir demonstrates how to vote using an analog voting machine in the Travis County Courthouse in downtown Austin. Voting officials around the country are getting federal money to make their voting systems more secure. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Texas Attorney General candidate Justin Nelson leads a pub crawl across three congressional districts in downtown Austin - the Pub Crawl to End Gerrymandering. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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After Supreme Court Punts On Gerrymandering, Democrats Make It A Campaign Issue

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Kenia Guerrero, 23, stands on the El Paso, Texas, side of the Paso del Norte International Bridge, also known as the Santa Fe Street Bridge — a port of entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Guerrero is from Juarez just across the border but says she feels just as at home in El Paso. Denise Tejada/Youth Radio hide caption

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Young People Adapt To A Changing Life At The Texas-Mexico Border

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Garry Mead, assistant director of detention and removal for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, answers a reporter's question in 2007 in front of cells that housed immigrant families at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas. After a suit by the ACLU, the center ended family detention, and ICE mostly avoided it until 2014. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Has A Long, Troubled History Of Detaining Families Together

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State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at redistricting maps on display in the Texas Senate in 2013 in Austin, Texas. On Monday, the Supreme Court overruled a decision that several of the state's districts had been drawn to minimize minorities' voting power. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Divided Supreme Court Upholds Nearly All Of Texas GOP Redistricting Plan

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A Texas Sheriff prohibited his deputies from off-duty work at the newly constructed child-holding facility at the Tornillo Port of Entry where minors crossing the border without proper papers have been housed after being separated from adults. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hundreds of families spent their Father's Day in Tornillo, Texas, protesting the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Monica Ortiz Uribe hide caption

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbot hosts a recent roundtable discussion with victims, families and friends affected by the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting that killed 10 people earlier this month. People with ties to other recent mass shootings were also invited. Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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People mourn last week at a makeshift memorial in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Students resumed classes at the school today. Loren Elliott/Reuters hide caption

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Vehicles wait for inspection at the Border Patrol's Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas. A border agent killed an immigrant woman in Rio Bravo, near Laredo on Wednesday. The shooting is being investigated by the Texas Rangers and the FBI. Nomaan Merchant/AP hide caption

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Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

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